FROM SUBMITTED REPORTS
This just in from the city of San Marcos’ spokesperson:
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The San Marcos-Hays County SWAT team arrested two suspects in a burglary attempt on a mobile home Sunday night. The occupants were not at home during the burglary, and no injuries were reported.
The suspects, Isaiah Alexander Rubio (DOB 03/19/1997) and a 16-year-old male, are residents of San Marcos. Both face charges of Burglary of Habitation, a second-degree felony.
SMPD patrol officers responded to a reported burglary of a residence at the Siesta Mobile Home Park, 503 Uhland Road, at approximately 10:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 when neighbors heard breaking glass and called police. Officers arrived on scene and found a broken window at the back of the residence.
Officers saw a suspect at another window as they prepared a perimeter before making entry to check for intruders. Commands to exit the residence were not obeyed.
SMPD – Hays County SWAT and the Crisis Negotiations Team were then called to the scene, and negotiations with the suspects continued. At approximately 12:40 a.m. Monday, tactical operations were conducted, and two suspects were taken into custody at 1:08 a.m. without any injuries to officers or suspects.
“The longtime partnership of the San Marcos Police and Hays County Sheriff’s Office for SWAT and Crisis Negotiation is beneficial in peacefully resolving potentially dangerous situations such as this incident,” said Penny Dunn, San Marcos Assistant Chief of Police.
The 16-year-old juvenile was detained and transported to the Hays County Juvenile Detention Center. Rubio was transported to the Hays County Jail.
“The San Marcos Police Department would like to commend the neighbors for their efforts to keep their neighborhood safe and for immediately reporting this crime in progress,” Dunn said. “Neighborhood awareness and reporting suspicious circumstances is key to the success of police capabilities for apprehending suspects and solving crimes.”
Bond for Rubio has been set at $10,000, and he remains in the Hays County Jail. The juvenile suspect remains in detention.